On Benoit and Fractal Follicles
"The last thing [Benoit] worked on was his memoirs. He died before they were finished. His wife and Merry Morse from IBM finished them up. It has been published and is called "The Fractalist" It came out in 2012. The cover photo is especially interesting, if you look at Benoit’s hair. His normally fuzzy hair has been turned into the boundary of the Mandelbrot Set. Its just brilliant. I wish I had thought of it.
Yale University Math Professor and DeVane Award Winner
Check out yesterday’s Reddit AMA transcript→
Try hard as you like, and you’ll fail. Because Mandela was about politics and he was about race and he was about freedom and he was even about force, and he did what he felt he had to do and given the current economic inequality in South Africa he might even have died thinking he didn’t do nearly enough of it. And perhaps the greatest tragedy of Mandela’s life isn’t that he spent almost thirty years jailed by well-heeled racists who tried to shatter millions of spirits through breaking his soul, but that there weren’t or aren’t nearly enough people like him.
Because that’s South Africa now, a country long ago plunged headfirst so deep into the sewage of racial hatred that, for all Mandela’s efforts, it is still retching by the side of the swamp. Just imagine if Cape Town were London. Imagine seeing two million white people living in shacks and mud huts along the M25 as you make your way into the city, where most of the biggest houses and biggest jobs are occupied by a small, affluent to wealthy group of black people. There are no words for the resentment that would still simmer there.
Whatever you are physically…male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy—all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel (via creatingaquietmind)
Let the world call you lazy for not running about like a frightened ghost. Just be quiet inside yourself.
Don’t bother about knowing how things should be and simply begin observing without prejudice, projections, or desires.
Notice how life flows of its own accord.
Nothing here is a chaos, but a harmony.
You are already inside this flow.
- Mooji (via lazyyogi)